Honeywell L5100: Setting the House ID

Sterling shows us how to set the house ID on a Honeywell L5100 wireless home security system.

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This video is about Setting the House ID Code on a Honeywell L5100


Hi DIYers, Sterling from Alarm Grid here, and today we're going to show you how to set your house ID code.

The house ID code is a special programming feature that is used for all bidirectional devices. Most wireless Honeywell sensors, all they do is they send a signal from the sensor - door sensor, motion, glass break, whatever it may be - to the panel. That would be one-way traffic from the sensor to the panel. Bidirectional devices can actually not only send a signal to the panel, but they can also request status back from the panel.

For instance, a wireless keypad that would be able to find out if there are any faults or if the system is armed or disarmed. Same idea would be a 5804BD - that's a bidirectional key fob - which can provide system status. Another popular system that uses a house ID would be the 5800 WAVE - which is the wireless siren - because that siren has an LED that can tell you if the system is armed or disarmed.

So any device that needs to be able to request status back from the panel uses a RF house code. The code is a special code learned for the panel. It's anywhere from a 01 to a 31. So, it's just a two digit code. What it does is it ties that bidirectional device to this particular panel. In case your neighbor has a similar Honeywell system it's not going to be requesting status from them. It's a way to lock your bidirectional devices into your system.

We're going to show you how to do it. It's done through the installer or programming section. If we hit More, Tools, enter our installer code which we have set to default 4-1-1-2. You're going to hit Program, and then at the top right we have system type. You can see it's RF house code.

You'll see in Honeywell installation guides it's sometimes called a RF house code. Sometimes it's called a house ID code, so there are a couple of different names. But it's all the same code. You'll see for the 5828 keypad, the 5828V keypad, the 5800WAVE siren, the 5804BD key fob - all of those sensors will talk about setting your house ID code.

Toggle in. And, again, it's a two digit code. You're going to want to clear out the default zero, and then you can set it to any two digit number. We're going to choose a simple 10. Make sure to hit Done, or it will not accept our entry. Then also make sure to Save it, because if you simply back out and then go back in, you'll see there is no house code. It did not take. Clear, 10, done, save. Back out to the home screen.

Make sure when you're exiting programming that you always allow installer to re-enter. We'll show you in another video what happens if you don't. If you go back to your home screen, your system is now set and ready to provide status to any wireless bidirectional device.

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